Good Sam UMC Cupertino

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Welcome to Good Sam UMC

We are glad you came to our web site to visit us. We are a multicultural congregation near Homestead & Wolfe Roads in Cupertino, CA. with a passion to build and grow Jesus' disciples. You can find us next to Ranch 99 and Starbucks. Contact us if you have any questions or prayer concerns. The drop-down menu above provides links to information about GSUMC.

Our English Worship is at 9:00 AM most Sundays, and our Mandarin worship is at 11:00 am. See the menu item "Our Ministries" for more information on everything we do. If you are new to our congregation, please see our welcome page in the Connect menu.

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News and Events

The week of April 30th

Donate to Good Samaritan by signing up for EScrip


If you shop at Lucky’s, Save Mart or FoodMaxx and have signed up with Escrip, that store will donate a small percentage of your grocery dollars to Good Samaritan.  All you have to do is take a few minutes to set up eScrip. Here's how...

You don't need to enter any credit card numbers. Grocery stores use the phone number associated with your club card to connect you to your chosen charity.  If you do choose to register credit cards with eScrip, you might also earn donations from other restaurants and stores. If you want help signing up, please contact John Cordes 860-576-9645. We currently have a few members signed up and we want to get over 100 more.

Get Ready for the GSUMC’s Concert Wave!


GSUMC presents a “House Concert WAVE” The Good Samaritan Church in Cupertino has launched it’s 2nd Concert Series, featuring THREE ensembles of Artists. Please mark your calendars for these family-friendly concerts! Saturdays 7pm-9pm, on May 6, May 20th, June 3rd. Free will donations received.

MAY 6 Sat. 7pm - House Concert no. 1

The Kristen Strom Quartet presents “from Getz to Gershwin”

A SF Bay Area gem and master Saxophonist, joined by Scott Sorkin- guitar, Jason Lewis- drums, and Dan Robbins- bass.

MAY 20 Sat. 7pm - House Concert no. 2

Ashwin Batish & the Sitar Power Band, a World Fusion

An extraordinary Sitarist and Tabla player who has earned great respect around the World. Joining him: Keshav Batish - drums, Myron Dove - bass, Meena Batish - voice...and possibly other friends!

JUNE 3 Sat. 7pm - House Concert no. 3

Victoria Theodore, Pianist for the Stars

An Oberlin & Stanford trained classical pianist, Victoria is globally known for her work as keyboardist for Beyoncé, and Stevie Wonder. Her Trio will include Dave Tweedie on drums, and Kai Eckhardt on bass.

For more information, please contact Barbara Christmann at the church office.

Vacation Bible School - June 26-30


You're invited to discover your strength in God at our Hero Central VBS! Each evening will begin at 5:30 with dinner followed by a fun, high-energy, hands-on program where kids can learn about God with crafts, games, music, and science. To register your PK-5th grade child, contact Carolyn Bircher through the church office or go to This event also offers many opportunities for adults and youth to discover their hero powers by volunteering.

Cook at the San Jose Family Shelter


Where: San Jose Family Shelter (30 min’s drive from Good Sam)

When: Fourth Sunday of the month, 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Have you ever considered cooking for eighty people? What if I told you that dozens of folks from Good Sam have already done it with ease? In fact, most of them volunteer to do it year after year. We would like you to be part of the volunteer group that cooks dinner once a month at the San Jose Family Shelter. We have shoppers to purchase the ingredients and will provide you detailed instructions. It is easy and all you have to do is bring your willingness to help.

If you are interested, please contact Binu John ( or 650-492-9553).

Celebrate the Solar Installation


The solar installation on the education wing has been cleared by PG&E to generate power. It is a 58kW system made up of 190 solar panels. In conjunction with the conservation measures that we've done our electric bill is expected to be less than 5% of what it has been. Thank you to the people who have donated their time and money to both the solar project and the conservation measures.

Drivers Needed

Some of our shut-ins and elderly are dependent on one family member to drive them to attend church. With help, people like Myra Wagner, Mary Golas, and many others can attend worship on a more regular basis. Also, Mel Brawn and the Bircher will be able to worship even when their children are not in town. If you are willing to be part of the drivers’ ministry, please contact the Church offic to sign up.

Make A Donation NOW Via PayPal

You may make a donation now, one-time or recurring, through PayPal using your PalPal account or credit card. You do not need to register on PayPal because you can choose to be a guest. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and most bank cards are accepted.